I have a Samsung smart TV (S6) with built-in WiFi adapter. Is it possible to use it as a wireless monitor?

Currently, I can use "play to" option on Windows Explorer and some other third party software to play music, video and images on the TV wirelessly. I want to use the TV as a regular monitor.

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  • For experience, I wouldn't recommend it. While @JulianKnight pointed out correctly how to use the TV as secondary monitor, I can tell that performance is hear horrible, just because it is laggy. You will move your mouse and have to wait up to a half second to be displayed the move. Miracast is only good for PowerPoint presentations IMO. No gaming, no CAD, no cinema, nothing that requires real-time response – usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ Aug 16 '15 at 8:28

Here are some possible options:

  • Some Samsung TV's support WIDI (Intel Wireless Display) that may work.
  • Miracast is another wireless display standard and some Samsung TV's also support this. It is supported in Windows 8.1
  • You could also set up your PC as a DLNA server which the TV would be able to pick up though that is only for media. There are plenty of PC options for this but the built-in media player does it natively.
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  • I have no problem with third option. My TV support Miracast but, there is no option named 'Add a wireless display' in my Windows. – PHPst Jun 30 '14 at 10:18
  • @PHPst - Did you look in the right place? Because I promise you its there. – Ramhound Jun 30 '14 at 10:54
  • Do you have a WiDi-enabled graphic card? – PHPst Jun 30 '14 at 11:15

It depends upon your TV. For example, my Samsung support Screen Mirroring which allows this sort of remote display from a computer or mobile device with some additional software. Or, have a look at this link for ways to do it, with some additional hardware, with any TV.


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